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ORLANDO (CBS4) — An FBI forensic expert says a hair removed from the trunk of Casey Anthony’s car is consistent with hair from a dead body.

Karen Korsberg Lowe testified Saturday in Anthony’s murder trial. The Florida mother is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

Lowe said she examined a light-brown, 9-inch-long hair for this case. She said the hair was similar to one pulled from Caylee’s hair brush and was not similar to a hair sample from Anthony.

She also said the hair show characteristics consistent with decomposition.

Anthony is charged with first-degree murder. The prosecution says the girl was suffocated after duct tape was placed over her mouth.

The defense contends she accidentally drowned in her grandparents’ swimming pool. Anthony’s attorney challenged Lowe’s qualifications as an expert in microscopic hair examinations.

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